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IT and Business Training Leader, NetCom Learning Grows Washington DC Metro Area Business

NetCom Learning makes major commitment to increase sales in Washington, DC area location

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NetCom Learning, the leader in IT and business training, announces it is moving to increase its business in the Washington, DC area where the company has one of its major offices located in nearby Arlington, Virginia. The push to increase business is part of the company's commitment to achieve ten percent of the $24 billion technical learning industry in the next twenty years. In 2012, NetCom Learning surpassed goals for sales and class registrations concluding one of the company's best years in history. To continue the forward movement in the DC area, NetCom Learning hired a new top sales executive from one of the largest training companies with a history of bringing in revenue of between 1.5 to 2.5 million annually. Between growth in the number of classes, continued marketing efforts and the new sales leadership, NetCom Learning is projecting a 100% growth in revenue by the 1st quarter of 2014 for the Washington, DC business including individuals, corporations, and government agencies. Spotlighting the company, NetCom Learning has also been hosting a variety of live events in major cities across the nation including the Washington, DC area.

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"NetCom Learning is committed to forward growth both in our business and in our push to increase the level of lifelong learning across the United States including the Washington, DC metro area," said Russell Sarder, CEO of NetCom Learning.

"Our company has the right people and the right mission to help people achieve their professional goals and get good paying jobs and help organizations meet their needs in the face of a continuing skills gap in information technology," said Sarder.

Washington, DC Metro Area

NetCom Learning has made a major investment in their Washington, DC metro area business. To increase the revenue of a growing business concern, the addition of an experienced top sales executive with a strong sales background for the Washington, DC business will add to the projections for high sales. The Arlington, Virginia office currently offers more than 1,000 courses from twenty vendor partners. NetCom Learning is committed to expanding their learning business through the launching of new products, the addition of new vendors, new locations and learning solutions.

Securities Coursework

Network and IT security is especially important in the nation's capital with IBM, Lockheed Martin, and top government and military agencies. NetCom Learning is a platinum authorized partner with CompTIA which provides vendor neutral IT certifications in IT security including Security+ which is an industry certification standard. NetCom Learning has also been recognized by the EC-Council as authorized training center and received the EC-Council Circle of Excellence Award.  NetCom Learning offers training in IT security including preparation for CompTIA security certifications and the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), the Computer Hacker Forensic Investigator (CHFI).

Department of Defense Directive 8570

The Department of Defense (DoD) has set an aggressive timetable to have its entire Information Assurance (IA) workforce fully certified in appropriate information technology applications. The department must rely on its workforce to protect the vital information, and information systems and infrastructure to keep them current and secure. The DOD directive affects any military service personnel, defense contractors, or civilian or foreign employees who have privileged access to DOD systems.

NetCom Learning has a variety of training options for both technical and management levels to meet the DOD requirements. Training options include hands on training onsite or at a NetCom Learning center, accelerated learning and intensive certification boot camps. NetCom Learning classes include coursework to meet computing environment level requirements and other IT certification requirements. In addition, NetCom Learning offers special pricing and learning solutions specific to the US Military. NetCom Learning has years of experience in training government and military personnel and offers special government learning discount programs including a special pricing program, training vouchers packs, and a training savings pass program to optimize taxpayer dollars. Training discounts include deep discounts for training boot camps in addition to other courses.

Microsoft Event Series

NetCom Learning has been sponsoring complimentary seminar events as part of the "What's New in Microsoft Technologies". All day events have taken place in the Washington, DC area and New York and new events are scheduled through 2013 in New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. These well attended seminars attended by IT professionals, IT executives and decision makers from Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, HP, Siemens, Dell, AT&T, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, and top governmental agencies have focused on the latest Microsoft technologies such as Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. The events are open to any individual or organization interested in learning about how the new Microsoft products and product enhancements can improve their skills, increase productivity and grow a business. IT professionals can also find information about new Microsoft IT certifications and upcoming courses. Speakers at the events in the Northeast have included Learning NetCom Technical trainers such as Victor Utz and Neil Masih. In addition, NetCom Learning has been proud to include IT specialists and executives from Microsoft who have also provided presentations at the technology events including Paul Schenkel, Sales Manager, Partner Hosting & Cloud Services, Alison Cunard, General Manager of Sales & Marketing for Microsoft Learning and Jose Soto, expert in Microsoft devices.

Awards and Recognition

NetCom Learning was chosen as Microsoft's Learning Partner of the Year from a pool of 1400 training companies. The company has also won training awards and recognition from CompTIA, the EC-Council and other vendors. NetCom Information Technology is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Learning Solutions (CPLS). CPLS is the premier training channel and delivery mechanism for Microsoft Dynamics training content. Microsoft recognized our commitment and ability to deliver high-quality learning services using a consultative engagement model. Only Microsoft Certified Trainers are used in NetCom Learning Microsoft classes. 

NetCom Learning was named to the 2012 Top 20 IT Training Companies by and was named "Company of the Year" by the American Business Awards. The company also received a Bronze Stevie Award from the American Business Awards for its proprietary Learning CMS, and CEO Russell Sarder was honored as Executive of the Year by the same organization.

For more information about NetCom Learning, visit

About NetCom Learning
NetCom Learning is an innovative leader in IT, business and executive training to companies, individuals, and government agencies. Since its inception in 1998, NetCom Learning has trained over 80 percent of the Fortune 100, serviced over 45,500 business customers, and advanced the skills of more than 71,000 professionals through hands-on, expert-led training, with the organization maintaining an average instructor evaluation score of 8.6 out of 9. NetCom Learning was recognized by Microsoft Corporation as its Worldwide Training Partner of the Year and named thrice to Inc. Magazine's list of fastest growing private companies in America. The organization was also recently named to the 2012 Top 20 IT Training Companies by and was named "Company of the Year" by the American Business Awards.

The purpose of NetCom Learning is to promote the values of lifelong learning.


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